Twisted Broadway returns to Melbourne in October

Regent Theatre Twisted Broadway 2017Australian Musical Theatre’s night of nights, Twisted Broadway is coming back in 2017 at Melbourne’s Regent Theatre on Monday 2 October.

Featuring a stunning lineup of some of Australia’s most beloved Television and Musical Theatre stars, singing songs originally written for the opposite gender, Twisted Broadway is the thrilling one-night-only charity concert in support of the Victorian AIDS Council (VAC) & Oz Showbiz Cares/Equity Fights AIDS.

From its humble beginnings at Red Bennies in 2010, this year Twisted Broadway will take over the glorious Regent Theatre for the very first time and promises a one-off night of show-stopping, gender-bending entertainment with hosts and performers to be announced shortly. The Gordon Frost Organisation have kindly donated the use of the Regent Theatre for this year’s concert which is to be staged on the set of The Bodyguard.

Twisted Broadway (based on the Broadway Cares fundraiser, Broadway Backwards) was first staged 7 years ago and has since grown to a major event on Australia’s Musical Theatre calendar. The charity event has so far raised over $110,000 for those living with and touched by HIV/AIDS and has engaged over 300 artists, crew, designers, venue staff and administrators within the performing arts industry.

Twisted Broadway is a proud supporter of the Victorian AIDS Council (VAC) & Oz Showbiz Cares/Equity Fights AIDS. VAC leads the fight against HIV in Victoria by providing care and support for people living with HIV, health promotion, and advocacy. VAC continues to lead the response by providing a range of services which include prevention education, treatment and care of PLHIV and counselling services.

“Each year, there is a considerable number of new HIV diagnoses,” said Kate Macdonald, Twisted Broadway producer. “We have come a long way through education and awareness, but this chronic manageable illness is an important and very real issue for thousands of Australians today.”

“I am humbled by the passion of both audiences and performers alike for such a significant and monumental cause, this event is a marvellous example of our community coming together through music to support – and celebrate – those of us in need.”

You will not find another event that brings together such an eclectic mix of Aussie talent on the one stage! If you love musical theatre, this is one night you simply cannot miss – join the waitlist now!

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